Penn & Teller bring their comedic magic act to Tulsa on June 28

June 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Penn & Teller bring their comedic magic act to Tulsa on June 28

Seven-time “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year” to perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. – For nearly 40 years, Penn & Teller’s unrivaled success as magicians is no illusion. They have used every entertainment platform available to perform tricks and pranks, incorporating humor into their act as they entertain millions. On June 28, the legendary comedic illusionists will perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Tickets start at $45 and go on sale May 16.

Initially starting as a trio in San Francisco in 1975, Penn & Teller eventually became a duo who found success in the early 1980s with their off-Broadway show and the Emmy-winning television special “Penn & Teller Go Public.”

Teller rarely speaks in performance, relying on Penn to be the storyteller throughout the numerous magic tricks that include catching bullets with their teeth, hanging upside down over a cushion of spikes in a straightjacket, using a nail gun to shoot nails through their hands and a modern take of the sack escape that involves Teller escaping a balloon filled with helium.

When they are not touring or appearing on television, Penn & Teller continue to perform at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Their work has earned them seven wins, including 2013, as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” and their 12-year run of shows has made them one of the longest-running acts in Las Vegas history, outselling every other magician on The Strip.

As their live show grew in popularity during the 1980s, Penn & Teller became staples of television with appearances on many of TV’s biggest hits. They have performed tricks and played small roles on numerous shows, including “The Tonight Show with David Letterman,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Simpsons,” “Home Improvement,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “West Wing.” They have also authored three New York Times bestsellers and produced the critically acclaimed documentary “The Aristocrats.”

For eight seasons the duo hosted the Showtime series “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!” which aimed to tackle the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water. They also used the platform to debate political topics. Airing from 2003 to 2010, the 13-time Emmy-nominated show is one of the network’s longest running series.

Penn & Teller were honored on April 5 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their career in live performance. Their star is the 2,494th to be dedicated, and it is located near the star for legendary magician Houdini.

For more information on the duo, visit www.pennandteller.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off of Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.


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